Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spring/Summer 2013

This a post for all those Aussie girls like me, that want to know whats ahead for next summer, and want to possibly get ahead of the Aussie fashion pack for this summer. Stop searching, because I hunted down some shots of the fashion greats from Spring/Summer 2013 runway shows, that I think will assist you in this journey of fashion glory. Enjoy :)
S/S 13

Marc Jacobs looked to have embraced his inner 90s child this season with marle greys and pale blues. Everything looks to be oversized and possibly a little unflattering?? I would recommend maybe sticking to his look on either the top and bottom only, and cinching in the other.
Roland Mouret on the other hand went for a very tailored ensemble of outfits, sticking with muted colours and oragami inspired cuts. Very lady like.
Fellow Aussies Sass & Bide were very monchromatic with their black and white dresses. They were very geometric both in print and in design with definite and strong cutes around the shoulders and neckline.
I loved Jason Wu's ideas with he hotpink mixed with black. I remember when that look was done so much in the late 90's/early 2000s. Seems like its big again and I love it.
3.1 Phillip Lim channeled the sport/menswear trend with athletic pants and printed tsirts mixed with blazers and heels.
Pencil skirts seem to be the key garment for Derek Lam this season. All of the looks that I saw incorporated the pencil skirt in different ways. My personal fave is the burnt orange skirt and cropped corset top.

Which look will you be going for this season?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Nailed it!

Im obssessed with nail polish. I am constantly changing up my look from pastel, to neon, to prints and everything in between. I have found that I get the most inspiration from Pinterest. If you dont already have one GET ONE. Its addictive and you  get the best ideas for everything from interior design, cooking, to makeup and fashion. LOVE IT.

Below are some inspiration ideas for your summer nail obssession. We should have a fun club....

If prints and crazy themes are to much for you, then below are the colours that I think are the best shades etc for this summer. Bright, bright, bright... say it with me.. .
Summer Polish

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Summer Inspiration

I was browsing my polyvore account recently and came across some beautiful summer editorials that I wanted to share with you. Inspiration is everywhere <3 p="p">
Summer Fashion

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Drugstore Makeup

So I thought it was about time that I updated my makeup routine. Everything in the below collage are available from drugstores (except BH Cosmetics) and are under $AU20.

I think the most important thing I should mention before I get started, is that I have oily/combination skin. So I find that I need mattifying products first and formost.

First up, is primer and I couldnt find an image of it, but I use the Face of Australia Primer.

The foundation that I found to be the best is the new BB cream from Garnier. I then use two concealers from Maybelline. The Age Rewind is for under my eyes, and then Fit Me is for elsewhere that it is needed.

Powder wise, I use Rimmel Natural Bronzer. Its is the perfect colour and has no shimmer (side note, why do companies bother with shimmer bronzers when everyone seem to opt for the matte?) and then I use Australis Fresh and Flawless powder to mattify my face.

Cheeks, I use Face of Australia blush which I couldnt find an image for.

I firstly use my Australis Eye Primer putting anything in my lids. This makes my shadow last all day. I use my BH Cosmetics palette for any of the my eye looks. This little baby cost me less that $15 from their site (here). They are super pigmented and come in so many colours and themes.
I then use the Maybelline One By One mascara in black and line my eyes with Eye Studio liquid liner. Its seriously the best that I have come across.

For lips, I tend to just stick with my Lucas Paw Paw ointment as I get lazy, and then carry around my EOS balm for touch ups. If Im feeling a little more vibrant, I will use either my Revlon Colorburst in Carnation or rarely Ill go for my Kate Moss designed Rimmel Lipstick in 09 which is super bright but I love it!!

At the moment, I am using a limited edition pack from Face of Australia called Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these and am so disappointed that they are only limited edition :(

And thats basically it. All prices can be found on the links above. I have only linked the Australian versions of the sites (cause Im Australian!) so if you live in another country, you may need to find out your local website for prices.

I highly recommend all of these products, so I hope that this will assist if you are looking to try something new :)

Drugstore Routine

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Home Inspiration

Within the next couple if months I will be moving out on my own. The big move!!

I currently live with an amazing girl and I will be sad to part ways with her, but am abit excitd to have my own place to call my own and decorate.

I thought I would give you an insight into my personal taste with a collage of how I would love to decorate :) Enjoy!

Room Inspo

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Playlist 2012

Its been awhile since my list playlist update.... quick and to the point.. here you go :)

1. Gangnam Style- PSY (Derrr, I mean its the biggest hit of the season!!!)
2. I Cry- Flo Rida
3. Hall of Fame- The Script
4. Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepson
5. Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys
6. Turn Up The Love- Far East Movement
7. As Long As You Love Me- Justin Beiber
8. Primadonna- Marina and the Diamonds
9. Chasing The Sun- The Wanted
10. Blow Me- Pink
11. Dont Wake Me Up- Chris Brown
12. Hummingbird Heartbeat- Katy Perry

Love Julz xx

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Trend: Neon

So, this is a trend that I am walking with very carefully. I think it is a fine line between looking amazing, and then looking too OTT.

Im talking about neon! The amazing electric colour theme from the 80s. Thankyfully though, this time round its more about accents than "blow your mind out" outfits.

I havent personally gone too crazy with this trend, in regards to dresses and pants, but I am enjoying the trend in accessories and within prints on shirts etc.

Below is a collaboration of pieces that I would happily encorporate into my wardrobe, and if you think you can handle a full on neon outfit, then go for it! Its summer, go crazy!! :)


Monday, October 15, 2012

Lusting: Summer 2012

Ok, I say this every year, but Im looking forward to summer. It always happens.. when it comes to the end of the season, I am super ready to move on to the next.

This summer the trends that I am enjoying are colour, ladylike fabrics and prints.
Pinks, oranges, blues and mints are my favourite colours for the season and I have my eye on a pair of pint green sandals from a local boutique which cost a little more than Im willing to pay, but gosh they look amazing against my coral painted pedicure :)

I love the summery floral prints based on white backgrounds. I cant think of anything more summery, except maybe light wash jeans. I wish I could pull them off more, but curves really only allow for darker coloured jeans :( but I can dream.

Focusing on things I can actually pull off.. skater dresses. You know the ones that cinch in at the waist and then flare out to just above the knee and are usualy in some obscenely bright colour. I have one in coral but I also love the blue one below. I am loving statement jewellery this season in a block colours, so that i can contrast it against another colour in my outfit. It really is about clashing your outfit, whether that be in colour, print or fabric. Its so in!

Ok, so without further ado, here is my lust list for Summer 2012

Lusting: Summer 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Emmys 2012

This year the fashion at the Emmys was very bright and summery (which was a stark contrast to last year. See here).

Yellow was very popular with many celebrities rocking the colour from Leslie Man to Julie Bowen to Kaley Cuoco. Citrus in general was very popular with corals and oranges.
My personal favourites of the night were Claire Danes looking very pregnant and glowing, and Kelly Osbourne, because lets face it, who else could rock purples hair, lips and dress?

The shape of the night was origami. The folds int he dresses this year were amazing and gravity defying. There also was not much in the form of print and texture with most people sticking to one vibrant shade.

Below are a few of my favourite looks of the night.

Emmys 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Black Forest

I wanted to share with you my outfit from earlier this week. My trusty jeans from JayJays, my new sheer black top from Kmart and some fun pieces of jewellery.
Im working on some more posts at the moment, so you should see more updates coming up. Sorry for the absence :)
Love Julz xx